U-He Colour CopyA virtual analog effect inspired by classic bucket-brigade delays (BBD), but extended with modern features.
Colour Copy got its name because it can deliver the kind of colouration people still love in classic BBD units, but with a wider variety of colours. Colour Copy started life as the little delay unit called "Lyrebird" we built into Repro-1, but the sound was too good not to be developed further and become an FX plug-in.
Colour Copy comes with a stereo LFO
that can be used to modulate either the delay rate, the tap positions
or the delay amplitude. With a range of 0.05Hz to 20Hz (as times: 20s to
50ms) the LFO
chorus, vibrato and tremolo effects. Crank up the modulation depth for
deep pitch-shifting. An envelope follow signal derived from the input
signal can be used to modulate the LFO
frequency and depth, adding realtime dynamics to the effects.
Colour Copy comes with the obligatory ducking compressor, but with a
unique twist: You can select whether to duck the entire delay output or
just the feedback signal. This latter option leaves the very first delay
unaffected, preserving the overall stereo "space" while preventing the
sonic mayhem that high regeneration often causes.
During development U-He realized that they could capture the essence of
the entire range of classic bucket brigade delays – from the low-range
rumbling, slowly evolving delays to the highly resonant, screaming
characters. A single knob lets you continuously blend between the five
finely-tuned "color" macros. The differences may be subtle, but each
one is rich in detail. In addition to obvious differences in frequency
bandwidth, each comes with its own noise and dynamic characteristics,
frequency loss over time, and several other qualities. The Saturation
knob controls how prominent or subtle those characteristics should be,
in case you want to dial back the coloration to better fit in the mix.
Finally, a Brightness knob lets you adjust the bandwidth.
Colour Copy is capable of a huge variety of different delay-based
effects. With delay times ranging from under a millisecond to several
seconds, you can create anything from comb-filter and flange/chorus
effects to regular ping-pong delays and longer "looper" effects. The
routing options let you mix or swap the input and feedback signals
independently or even invert the feedback phase for various phase
cancellation effects when delay times are set very short. Additionally,
unlike hardware BBD units, Colour Copy's left and right output "taps"
can be placed anywhere along the delay lines. This feature lets you move
echos independently "forward in time" for e.g. ping-pong or "rushing"
delays as well as various stereo chorus or flanger effects. You never
knew you'd want three different ways to create a ping-pong effect!
Colour Copy FeaturesBBD
-style analog delay, for the smoothest possible pitch effects
- unique color morphing, with saturation for non-linear effects such as distortion / resonance
- 1ms to 1s or host-synched time base, scaled via rate control from 25% to 400%
- dynamic ducking via envelope follower, with an option that preserves the initial delay
- LFO (with dynamic frequency and depth) can modulate rate, tap position or amplitude.
- MIDI note tracking and Freeze button (infinite loop) for wildest experimental effects
- powerful preset browser with tag and/or text search functions
- independent input and feedback routing options allow all possible stereo or mono combinations
- 100 factory presets, NKS-compatible
- UI instantly resizable from 70% to 200%
- custom remote control via MIDI CC, 14-bit resolution option
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